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"An Act for setting free Negro Prime"

1786 Colonial & Early National (1746-1820)

The 1786 Act passed by the New Jersey legislature freeing the enslaved man Prime for his service during the Revolutionary War.

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“An Act for setting free Peter Williams, a Negro, late the Property of John Heard,” Acts, 8th G.A., 2nd sitting, ch. LIII, p. 110 (1784)

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